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Ad-Aware: spyware removal tool.

AllChars: program for those of us who need more than the 26 letters (for example, Extended ASCII).

aLinux: low resource Linux installation, formerly known as Peanut Linux.

Allegro: game DOS/DJGPP programming library.

Analog X: some of the best Windows software available for free of charge for networks and end users.

Apache: open source web server.

Apache Friends: pre-configured distribution of Apache with Perl and MySQL.

Apple: the company that created macOS.

AROS: portable and free of charge desktop environment aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS for FreeBSD or Linux.

ASCII Art: other ASCII art, by Joan Stark and ASCII email effects.

Atari Archives: full on-line books on Atari.

AVG Antivirus: free of charge antivirus for Windows, Linux and some portable devices.


Commodore 64 Portal: information about the first computer that ever owned (1984); includes Project 64, an extensive collection of manuals.

Calmira: run Windows 3.1 as Windows 95 or later; very cool.

CBT Tape: resources for various systems, especially MVS and IBM z/VM.

Chapura: synchronize data from MS Outlook with Palm.

ClosedBSD: version of BSD that fits in floppy to run a firewall that "doesn't get much easier than this" (thanks G-Man).

Computer Brains: C64 emulator.

Computer Chronicles: computer history from the abacus to the present.

Computer History Museum: favorite place to learn about about older computer, with a time line and its own search engine.

Cygwin: Linux-like environment for Windows 9x and up.


Data Recovery Resource Center: unbiased resource of free of charge information on data recovery, software, instructions and assistance.

DDJ Magazine: my favorite magazine on computer programming.

DesktopBSD: personal computer BSD distribution, based on FreeBSD with the KDE desktop environment.

DJGPP: "a complete 32-bit C and/or C++ developent system for Intel i386 (i386) PCs running DOS".

DistroWatch: most of (if not all) the information on new Linux or BSD distributions.

DOS/4G: eliminate memory limitations; run 32-bit programs on DOS (16-bit).

DOS Games: DOS games and other programs.

DragonFly: fork of FreeBSD 4.x.

DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project: project is to enhance the capabilities of DR-DOS/OpenDOS 7.0x and to add support for new standards to extend the life of this popular OS (thanks Udo).


Emacs: text editor developed for X.

Electronic Developer Magazine: good information, but has not been updated since September 1997; downloadable library of older editions.

E/OS LX: graphic OS under GNU GPL 2.0 license, compatible with Windows, macOS, OS/2, MS-DOS and Linux.

Equinox Desktop Environment: low resource desktop environment for Unix clones.

Eraser: utility for Win32 that deletes files and writes random zeros and ones on the location where the files were.

Euphoria: programming language for DOS 7 on Win 9x.


Mathematics Archives MS-DOS Software: math tutorials for DOS.

Malektips: the site that C++ professor told about to get nice computer tricks.

Microsoft: developer of MS-DOS and Windows.

MiniArcade: on-line portable game museum.

MiniMusic: software to make music with your Palm device.

Minix: the OS that Linux was derived from.

MirOS: fork of OpenBSD.

MobiPocket: e-bookstore (all PDAs and e-reader formats); programs to read and publish e-books on your PC, PDA or e-reader.

Munchi: DOS emulator for Palm (Japanese site; download link).


Old Computers: old computers since 1971.

Old Version: old versions of cool programs.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): project to bring laptops to school children worldwide.

OpenBSD: version of BSD.

OpenOffice: free of charge office suite compatible with MS Office.

OpenSolaris: open source project of Solaris.

OpenSUSE: open source project of SUSE Linux.

Open Watcom: open source C and C++ ANSI as well as Fortran compiler.

Opera: free of charge web browser and email client.

OS/2 eZine: downloadable library and source code.

OS/2 Headquarters: very informative site on OS/2.

OS/2 Netlabs: for developers.

OS/2 Warp: the official site and OS/2 fixes.

OS/2 World: news, information.

Open Source Developers Network: best resource for open source programming.

OS Developers: OS programming and projects.


Palm Gear: where you can download the best shareware programs and games.

Palm Tree: more nice Palm applications.

Palm VNC version 1.4 (Harakan Software): Palm version of Virtual Network Computing (VNC), developed by ORL.

PC-BSD: personal computer BSD distribution, based on FreeBSD with the KDE desktop environment.

PicoBSD: version of BSD.

Planet MVS: resources for MVS. portable Windows installations of open source applications without administrator rights.

Project Odin: software to run Win32 applications on OS/2.


Slackware: Linux distribution with low specifications.

Slack/390 Linux: Linux distribution for IBM 390.

SkyOS: closed OS for i686 microprocessors.

Software Shelf: very nice Australian site with lots of information and OS/2 applications.

Solaris: Sun's version of Unix; acquired by Oracle.

Star Trek: my favorite science fiction show and movie franchise.

Star Wars: favorite science fiction movie and toy collection, so much Force.

Star Wars ASCIIMATION: favorite movie as a Java applet only with ASCII.

SUSE Linux: Linux distribution currently owned by Micro Focus International.

Symbian: OS for portable devices, commonly used in mobile phones.


WBG Links: system security links.

Web Archive (Wayback Machine): old versions of your favorite sites; including current and old versions of VintageOS (, and

Wikipedia: on-line encyclopedia in several languages, which I am currently using for all definitions.

WindowsForumz: Windows only forum with the motto "Windows Problem Solving Community".

WinRAR: compression utility for .RAR, .ZIP, .CAB, .ARJ, .LZH, .TAR, .GZ, .ACE, .UUE, .BZ2, .JAR, .ISO, .Z and 7-Zip compressed files; for Linux, macOS, DOS, OS/2 and FreeBSD.